10/30/2016 Visalia First: Light The Way
By: Pastor Mike D. Robertson Lead Pastors | Mike & Karen Robertson


Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

Psalm 100:4 NIV


Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus,

Heb 10:19 NIV


This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

1Jn 5:14 NIV



I wonder what we could do if we did not doubt. 

Thank you Jesus for your holy spirit.  thank you for you quiet still voice, and for moving obstacles when we believe in you.  forgive me for so much doubt….. Give us wisdom with the property. Thank you for your favor.   

Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
Matthew 14 NIV


Love does day 1

From the bible ap

I’m with You

When I was in high school, I met a guy named Randy. I heard that Randy was a Christian and worked with an outfit called Young Life. Randy never offered me a ride on his motorcycle, but he tried to engage me in discussions about Jesus. I kept him at arm’s length, but that didn’t seem to chill his interest in finding out who I was and what I was about.

Randy fed my soul with words of truth and perspective. “Bob, you can do this thing if you want. You have the stuff it takes to pull it off. Either way, I’m with you.” His words gave me tremendous comfort.

What I learned from Randy changed my view permanently about what it meant to have a friendship with Jesus. I learned that faith isn’t about knowing all of the right stuff or obeying a list of rules. It’s something more, something more costly because it involves being present and making a sacrifice. Perhaps that’s why Jesus is sometimes called Immanuel—“God with us.” I think that’s what God had in mind, for Jesus to be present, to just be with us. It’s also what He has in mind for us when it comes to other people.

The world can make you think that love can be picked up at a garage sale or enveloped in a Hallmark card. But the kind of love that God created and demonstrated is a costly one because it involves sacrifice and presence. It’s a love that operates more like a sign language than being spoken outright. What I learned from Randy about the brand of love Jesus offers is that it’s more about presence than undertaking a project. It’s a brand of love that doesn’t just think about good things, or agree with them, or talk about them. What I learned from Randy reinforced the simple truth that continues to weave itself into the tapestry of every great story:

Love does.

My prayer

Dear Lord, Please help me to be unveiled before You and before my husband. I am becoming more aware of the need to make myself fully known to You and to my husband. As I remain unveiled, please transform me and help me embrace Your role for me as a wife. Thank You so much for caring about me in such great ways. I love You, God! I am so thankful that You sent Your Son so I could be set free! I pray that I am an unveiled wife, a wife who continually seeks after You! I pray that I would be transparent in my relationship with my husband, that I would be willing to share my whole heart, without holding anything back. Please fill me with Your courage and Your truth. The enemy is so good at infusing my heart with lies, convincing me to hide, convincing me to remain isolated and broken, convincing me that I am not good enough to radiate Christ. I claim freedom. May Your Holy Spirit write Your truth on my heart so much that there would be no room for any lies. May Your precious will be done in me and through me. In Jesus’ name, AMEN!

Love my church…

Visalia First
October 22, 2016
10/23/2016 Visalia First: Light The Way
By: Pastor Mike D. Robertson
Lead Pastors | Mike & Karen Robertson



LUKE 14:15-24 AMP
When one of those who were reclining at the table with Him heard this, he said to Him, “Blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired) is he who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!” But Jesus said to him, “A man was giving a big dinner, and he invited many guests; and at the dinner hour he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, because everything is ready now.’ But they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, ‘I have purchased a piece of land and I have to go out and see it; please consider me excused.’ Another one said, ‘I have purchased five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please consider me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have [recently] married a wife, and for that reason I am unable to come.’ So the servant came back and reported this to his master. Then [his master,] the head of the household, became angry [at the rejections of his invitation] and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and the lanes of the city and bring in here the poor and the disabled and the blind and the lame.’ And the servant [after returning] said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ Then the master told the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled [with guests]. ~‘For I tell you, not one of those who were invited [and declined] will taste my dinner.’”


a lot of people make excuses as to why they can’t attend. Just like excuses for staying Away from Jesus

How Some See The Church!

1. Caitlan CAVELIER
she is too busy to go to church.
Dirt plow excuse. when you start making excuses one is as good as another. No matter how dumb.
Get your believer believing don’t be Cavalier.

How Some See The Church!

2. Bara LEAH McBride
she wants togoto heaven but doesn’t want to be in church or the word.

How Some See The Church!

3. Bill DE WALL
Bill comes to church, but doesn’t get involved

How Some See The Church!

4. NOAH Lot
No s alot. Unhappy about what the church is doing,and no+ afraid to tell everyone

How Some See The Church!

5. MONA Lot
always unhappy ~
nothing makes her happy’
christ ‘S Blood christ commission what does the church need from me.


How Some See The Church!

6. ANITA Change
substituting exterior change for interior change.
Let the Holy spirit Change deep inside .
Get involved in the word of God.

How Some See The Church!

7. IMA Fended
when everything offends you. Doesn’t like being told what to do.
Eventually you will be offended.
Those that love my word are not easily offended

How Some See The Church!

8. IVANA Break
Too close for commitment
Burned out.
Get over the desire to have a break.
angels following people

Psalm 23:6 NIV
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


Psalm 26:8 NIV
Lord , I love the house where you live, the place where your glory dwells.


Psalm 27:4 NIV
One thing I ask from the Lord , this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.


Psalm 69:9 NIV
for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.


Psalm 84:10 NIV
Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.


Psalm 122:1 NIV
I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord .”


How To Fall In Love With The Family Of God!

1. Ask God to give you HIS HEART for the Church.
Lord, give me a heart for what you have a heart for.

Give Miranda Deven and Danny a desire tolove Jesus

How To Fall In Love With The Family Of God!

2. EMBRACE the Church as God’s idea.

How To Fall In Love With The Family Of God!

3. Be a LIFTER of the Church with your family and friends.
Lift up the church

How To Fall In Love With The Family Of God!

4. Discover your spiritual gift and find a place to SERVE the church.
Lord Jesus, where shall we serve?
luke 14

Wife After God…Day 28

I have to keep coming back…..

C ommunicating through :

  • honest conversations 
  • Initiate sexual intimacy 
  • Confess sins 
  • Pray together 
  • Go on date nights 
  • Pursue each other passionately 
  • Talk about goals and dreams 
  • Serve each other 
  • Bless each other

So, why do these things scare me so much?  Because there is a good chance I would be the only one working on it.  Or, maybe I am selfish enough, that I don’t want to hear his goals and dreams, because I may have to give something up, they may conflict with mine.   Or, I will have to listen to why it is my fault that they haven’t been reached.  Or, just knowing there isn’t often follow through.  It would be honest to communicate this, but he gets hurt feelings, and everything shuts down. 

Father, I don’t know how to communicate with my husband.  Teach me how to speak the truth in love.  With Craig and everyone that I come in contact with.  

B uilding a healthy , joyful, God-centered marriage where intimacy thrives is attainable, but it takes time and energy. It builds up over time as trust, confidence and faithfulness are produced. You are responsible to fulfill your part and your husband is responsible for his. Your marriage will reach this fulfillment when both of you are working together toward oneness. However, God calls you to remain steadfast in doing your part. Do it regardless of whether your husband is doing his. Let love motivate you and fuel your heart to persevere. Your marriage is worth it, it will always be worth it. Dear Lord, I lift up my marriage to You in thankfulness. You know every detail of my marriage, what my husband and I have been through, and where we are currently. May You help us to increase our intimacy. I desire to know my husband deeply, but I also know that requires that I am vulnerable and honest with him. Please give me the courage to open up to my husband, to talk about important matters of the heart, to share each other’s goals, and to encourage each other in great ways. I pray that I can be a wife willing to initiate sexually, willing to serve joyfully, and willing to love extravagantly. May Your Holy Spirit ignite a fire in our marriage, a desire to draw close to one another and to become familiar with each other. I pray that You would soften my husband’s heart toward me. Bless him with a desire to get to know me more. I pray against the enemy from stealing moments of intimacy, distracting us with selfish desires and tempting us away from experiencing true intimacy. May our love story and our intimacy reveal Your power so that others may be encouraged. In Jesus’ name, AMEN! C hallenge : From the list mentioned in this chapter, choose one way to initiate intimacy in your marriage today. For more ways to initiate intimacy in marriage please visit: unveiledwife.com/intimacy S tatus Update : “@unveiledwife I commit to initiating true intimacy

From Wife After God